Best Environmental Books
Contemporary fiction or non-fiction, how-to guides to green living, ecology tracts from the tree-hugging '70s, and those seminal works that chronicled the first stirrings of the conservation ethic.
1 Silent Spring
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 18,110 ratings
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2 A Sand County Almanac with ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 13,193 ratings
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3 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A N...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 109,949 ratings
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4 The Lorax
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 160,577 ratings
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5 Desert Solitaire
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 20,233 ratings
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6 Green Illusions
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 431 ratings
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7 Walden
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 80,693 ratings
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8 Collapse: How Societies Cho...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 38,154 ratings
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9 The World Without Us
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 21,194 ratings
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10 The Monkey Wrench Gang
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 12,135 ratings
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11 The Mystic Princesses and t...
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4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 56 ratings
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12 Never Cry Wolf
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 12,482 ratings
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13 A Walk in the Woods: Redisc...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 159,164 ratings
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14 Cradle to Cradle: Remaking ...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,769 ratings
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15 Eating Animals
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 31,999 ratings
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16 In Defense of Food: An Eate...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 62,973 ratings
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17 Last Child in the Woods: Sa...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 6,054 ratings
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18 Permaculture: A Designers' ...
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4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 835 ratings
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19 Ishmael: An Adventure of th...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 50,085 ratings
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20 Cadillac Desert: The Americ...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 4,429 ratings
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21 Refuge: An Unnatural Histor...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,101 ratings
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22 Nature Writings: The Story ...
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 393 ratings
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23 Fast Food Nation: The Dark ...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 164,935 ratings
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24 The Song of the Dodo: Islan...
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 3,951 ratings
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25 Born Free: A Lioness of Two...
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 21,497 ratings
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26 Small Is Beautiful: Economi...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 2,467 ratings
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27 The Diversity of Life
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4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 2,934 ratings
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28 Last Chance to See
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 10,444 ratings
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29 The Worst Hard Time: The Un...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 21,606 ratings
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30 Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 8,896 ratings
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31 Cod: A Biography of the Fis...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 9,307 ratings
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32 The Botany of Desire: A Pla...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 29,030 ratings
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33 Field Notes from a Catastro...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 1,447 ratings
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34 Everything I Want to Do is ...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,041 ratings
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35 The Sea Around Us
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,212 ratings
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36 The End of Nature
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,538 ratings
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37 Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 1,091 ratings
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38 Walking
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,778 ratings
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39 Small Wonder
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6,745 ratings
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40 The Hot Zone
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 49,194 ratings
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41 Deep Economy: The Wealth of...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 2,637 ratings
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42 Stalking the Wild Asparagus
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 536 ratings
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43 The Weather Makers: How Man...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,790 ratings
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44 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 73,128 ratings
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45 The Riverkeepers: Two Activ...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 98 ratings
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45 Holy Bible: The Green Bible...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 149 ratings
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47 The Unsettling of America: ...
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 1,951 ratings
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48 Endgame, Vol. 1: The Proble...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,549 ratings
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49 The Milagro Beanfield War
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 5,839 ratings
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50 Where the Wild Things Were:...
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4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 749 ratings
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51 Six Degrees
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 592 ratings
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52 Gaviotas: A Village to Rein...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 456 ratings
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53 Harvest for Hope: A Guide t...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 1,386 ratings
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54 Wandering Home: A Long Walk...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 342 ratings
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55 An Inconvenient Truth: The ...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 4,407 ratings
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56 Magic America
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4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 59 ratings
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57 Cry of the Kalahari
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 1,603 ratings
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58 The Empty Ocean
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 111 ratings
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59 Population Bomb
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3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 227 ratings
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60 Papyrus: The Plant that Cha...
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 15 ratings
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61 Wild Land
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 31 ratings
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62 American Earth: Environment...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 243 ratings
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63 Gaia: A New Look at Life on...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 696 ratings
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64 Wolf Willow
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 373 ratings
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65 Heat: How to Stop the Plane...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 531 ratings
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66 The Diversity of Living Org...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings
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67 Food Inc.: A Participant Gu...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 10,134 ratings
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68 Green Is the New Red: An In...
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 393 ratings
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69 The Secret Knowledge of Wat...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 903 ratings
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70 Southcrop Forest
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings
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71 Pest Control for Organic Ga...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 19 ratings
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72 Second Nature: A Gardener's...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,809 ratings
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72 Food Not Lawns: How to Turn...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 719 ratings
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74 No Logo
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 14,148 ratings
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75 Earth from Above
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 446 ratings
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76 The Creation: An Appeal to ...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 649 ratings
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77 The Revenge of Gaia
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 884 ratings
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78 Practice of the Wild
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 1,138 ratings
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79 The Tipping Point: How Litt...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 313,206 ratings
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80 Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 40 ratings
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80 Waking the Frog: Solutions ...
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82 Arctic Dreams
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 3,027 ratings
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83 Sustainable Energy - Withou...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 381 ratings
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83 The Ecology of Commerce Rev...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,289 ratings
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85 The Last Flight of the Scar...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 335 ratings
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86 Vainglorious Sun
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87 The Post Carbon Reader: Man...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 130 ratings
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88 Playing God in Yellowstone:...
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89 The Fifth Sacred Thing (May...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 3,256 ratings
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90 Song for the Blue Ocean: En...
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91 Hope for Animals and Their ...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 534 ratings
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92 The Sacred Balance: Redisco...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 641 ratings
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93 The Urban Homestead: Your G...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,651 ratings
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94 Sleeping Naked is Green: Ho...
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94 Bat Blood: The Devil's Claw
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4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 15 ratings
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96 Planetwalker: 22 Years of W...
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97 Native Science: Natural Law...
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97 Remarkable Creatures
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 22,473 ratings
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99 Look To The Mountain: An Ec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings
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100 Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to S...
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The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people?


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